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Bicyclist killed in train collision

Bicyclist killed in train collision

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a train Saturday morning in Turlock.

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Posted: jul. 19, 2014 4:53 p.m.
Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program,  a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 11:15 p.m.


Pursuit ends with Turlock man’s arrest

A Turlock man was arrested on multiple criminal charges after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a dangerous high speed chase around Merced County Thursday afternoon.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 11:12 p.m.


Young siblings nabbed for theft

 

 

A brother and sister found themselves in trouble with law enforcement after stealing a wallet from a woman at a play area.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 11:11 p.m.
County unemployment unchanged

County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 11:09 p.m.
Baking not my forte

Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples — yum!  So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 11:07 p.m.
Turlock ag students bid fond farewell to award-winning FFA advisor, ag teacher

Turlock ag students bid fond farewell to award-winning FFA advisor, ag teacher

Turlock High’s FFA program has been a California powerhouse for the better part of the last decade, having earned eight consecutive Chapter Group titles at both the State and Stanislaus County Fairs in addition to laying claim to Most Outstanding Project awards during seven of those years.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 11:03 p.m.
Candidates talk new water fines, state control of resources at public forum

Candidates talk new water fines, state control of resources at public forum

Water resources and the best way to manage them brought out the most impassioned responses from local State Assembly and Senate candidates at a debate held at California State University, Stanislaus on Wednesday.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 9:39 p.m.
Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 8:59 p.m.
Commission upholds Vander Weide’s fines for robocalls

Commission upholds Vander Weide’s fines for robocalls

Former Turlock City Councilman Kurt Vander Weide and current councilwoman Amy Bublak will have to pay the fines imposed on them by a state political watchdog agency for violations that in Vander Weide’s case included the infamous 2008 robocalls.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 8:40 p.m.
Raise a glass for a good cause

Raise a glass for a good cause

Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 8:38 p.m.
Swansons kick start university fund drive

Swansons kick start university fund drive

Turlock residents Matt and Maria Swanson have pledged $250,000 to California State University, Stanislaus to serve as the foundation for the One Purpose endowment.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 8:34 p.m.
Couple charged with fraud

Couple charged with fraud

A Turlock man and woman found themselves under arrest after a scheme to cash a stolen check went awry.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 8:23 p.m.
Suspected drug smuggler caught in Turlock

Suspected drug smuggler caught in Turlock

A suspect wanted by the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department on multiple drug charges, was apprehended Wednesday morning in Turlock.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 8:22 p.m.
Delhi man will stand trial for father’s murder

Delhi man will stand trial for father’s murder

A Delhi man standing accused of killing his father on New Year’s Day 2013, had his formal arraignment postponed for two weeks.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 8:19 p.m.
Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought — the third most severe on record — the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally.  A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 8:17 p.m.
Death penalty option dropped for Turlock defendant

Death penalty option dropped for Turlock defendant

The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office will not seek the death penalty against a Turlock man charged with murdering a 26-year-old man two years ago.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 8:12 p.m.
TID proposal sparks debate on local water use

TID proposal sparks debate on local water use

The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years  triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2014 11:03 p.m.
Cause of death known, but unreleased for two people found at Turlock murder-suicide scene

Cause of death known, but unreleased for two people found at Turlock murder-suicide scene

The Turlock Police Department, in conjunction with the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office, officially released the names of the four individuals found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a Turlock home.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2014 7:06 p.m.
Attorney changes course and decides to continue representing Turlock defendant

Attorney changes course and decides to continue representing Turlock defendant

The second phase of the murder trial for Turlock resident Nicholas Harris, in which jurors will decide if he was sane or not when he stabbed to death a 25-year-old man, will begin in about a month’s time with his defense attorney continuing to helm his case.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2014 6:59 p.m.
Local resident visits homeless with Water on Wheels

Local resident visits homeless with Water on Wheels

By mid-afternoon Saturday the sun was beating down on Turlock and most people were hiding from the heat in the comfort of their homes, relaxing on couches with their air conditioners pumping.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2014 6:53 p.m.
Hughson grad wins Kansas guitar

Hughson grad wins Kansas guitar

Juliette Guiliacci and her father Dale left the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday night with more than just memories.  Juliette was the winner of the Kansas concert text contest, her prize: a signed guitar from the band.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2014 3:44 p.m.
Judge hears arguments against Ceres Supercenter approval

Judge hears arguments against Ceres Supercenter approval

A Stanislaus Superior Court judge heard arguments Friday in the matter of the challenge against the 2011 approval of the Ceres Walmart Supercenter project.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2014 12:33 p.m.
LCR to give away packs, host cactus festival

LCR to give away packs, host cactus festival

The Latino Community Roundtable will be distributing free backpacks for needy children of Stanislaus County at an Aug. 3 giveaway at the Ceres Flea Market on Whitmore Avenue, said Maggie Mejia.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2014 12:33 p.m.

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